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Cream Cheese and Jelly!

We have a special treat for you today. My friend Erin teaches 7th grade at the Maywood Avenue School in Maywood, NJ. We organized a writing contest with her students. Each one had to write a food-related post on their blogs that they maintain for class. Erin sent us the submissions, and we chose three winners.

All the posts were truly outstanding – you have a talented class, Erin! Our first winner is Jessica. We have transcribed her post below, and added our own images:


Cream Cheese and Jelly by Jessica

How to make a jelly and cream cheese sandwich? Now I bet you’re wondering if that’s even a real, edible combination. Don’t worry, it’s tasty! I’ve eaten these sandwiches my whole life. I have no idea how I discovered this combo. My mom showed it to me. It’s really good for breakfast. Now, here’s what you need to make this random sandwich.

Bread (I like Wonder Bread because it just makes your sandwich even better.)

Jelly (I prefer Smucker’s Concord Grape Jelly, because I never tried any other jelly.)

Cream Cheese (Philadelphia Cream Cheese works well. :))

Two knives

Now once you have all those things, you’re ready to make an awesome snack!

Step One: Take two pieces of bread and toast them. But make sure you don’t make the bread too crunchy, unless you like crunchy bread.

Step Two: Carefully take out the two pieces of bread out of the toaster and put it on the plate. Also take out the cream cheese and jelly.

Step Three: Get the two knives and spread jelly on one piece of bread, and cream cheese on the other. Don’t put too much jelly or cream cheese. When you put too much jelly, the sandwich gets soggy. Then when you put too much cream cheese, you won’t be able to taste the jelly. So make sure they’re equal.

Step Four: Get the two pieces of bread and put it together. You can do this any way you want. You can smash it on, gently place it on, or just put them together like a normal person would.


Sadly, I don’t have a finishing product picture. That’s because it’s your job to see it yourself! Feel free to make this sandwich, and stab a little, cute umbrella into it. Mini umbrellas are cool!

*We added a finished photo for Jessica, complete with mini umbrellas....

I hope you enjoyed this step-by-step guide! I think this isn’t difficult to make, so you should really try it!


Thank you, Jessica! Personally, I forgot how much I liked Cream Cheese and Jelly sandwiches. I used to eat them all the time. I enjoyed the ones I made for these photos. And of course, in true John and Elana style, we had to trick out Jessica's recipe just a bit. We cut little rounds out of the toasted bread with cookie cutters and used a few different kinds of jam to make tiny tea sandwiches:

I couldn't resist those sparkly pom-poms...

You can read Jessica's original post here.

Reader Comments (7)

Perfect! Now I know what I'm having for breakfast. I used to eat these all the time as a kid. Loved the step-by-step Jessica gave, especially the tip about not making the bread too crunchy (unless you like crunchy bread) !! Fun:)

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteritsahappyblog

Oh man- my son would LOVE these! How fun- and sweet of you to post Jessica's blog post! She did a great job. Thanks for sharing. :)

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchefshellina

Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing this post. I really enjoy reading your blog. Feel free to check out our recipes.

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March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRecipe Chefs

Thank you so much for choosing my blog! I really liked how you guys made your own style and added those sparkly pom-poms! The sparkly pom-poms are really cool! :D

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpiplup126

You are most welcome! I forgot how much I like cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, but you reminded me!

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohnandelana

So cute! I like cream cheese and jelly on bagels but have never had it as a sandwich. I'm sure it's great.

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFresh and Foodie

I agree with Jessica...Sparkly pom poms are really cool!!

March 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdearmeglow

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